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for school classes tomorrow except for those members at the sandy hook school. they will be excused, of course, until further notice. >> we'll have more on the future of sandy hook, the school itself in a few minutes. police say they still have work in their investigation. right now, they are interviewing witnesses in hopes of learning more about the horrifying massacre. the shooting, as you can imagine, is affecting parents and kids all over the country, including right here in the bay area. ktvu's tara moriarty is live in san francisco with more on how students will honor the victims in newtown -- newtown, today. >> reporter: well, they plan to stand in solidarity with the students by wearing their school colors. behind me here, you can see there is a fence up around this school. that, of course, is gonna be the topic of discussion among a lot of school administrators. many schools have fences designed to keep intruders out. but if they get in, it's questionable how far they can get. california's superintendent expects more discussions about this. he's alerted all 1100 public scho
years old. we can now put names and faces to those killed at sandy hook elementary school. among them, 27-year- old first grade teacher, victoria soto. her family says she died trying to protect her students. robbie parker lost his daugter emilie. >> "she always had something kind to say about anybody. she is an incredible person and i am so blessed to be her dad." >>reporter: the state medical examiner said he believes all the children killed were first graders as police continue to search for evidence in every "crack and crevice" of the school, the community is trying to figure out just how to cope. " when tragedies like this occur, people often look for answers, an explanation of how this could have occurred. but the sad truth is, there are no answers. no good ones, anyway." "the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school is a stark contrast to the feel you get walking thru this picturesque town. it almost feels like a norman rockwell painting. in fact, there's been one homicide in the last ten years." >>reporter: police say 20- year-old adam lanza, seen here in a photo from 200
. pointing out sandy hook elementary had a locked door into the school but the gunman shot his way through it. >> it's not going to stop somebody. that is their intention. they obviously think about it and then go do it. >> reporter: after the columbine shootings in colorado schools started doing armed intruder drills. you can expect those to increase. some districts are even talking about arming their educators. live in san francisco i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >> and we'll have more coverage of the sandy hook school shooting throughout the morning coming up at 4:42 we are learning more information about the gunman and why the massacre could have been worse. plus the debate over gun control. what senator dianne feinstein plans to do to get a former law on the books. >>> in overnight news in san francisco a man was rescued after getting stuck in a chimney. it happened at about 11:30 last night at the heights apartment on clay street. >> i'm not sure exactly how he entered into the fireplace this time. we'll find out that a little farther upon more investigation. >> the man was rush
violence. >> reporter: five days after the sandy hook shooting in newtown, president obama says our country needs more than gun control. we need a solution to stop the violence. that's why he is creating a new interagency task force led by vice president joe biden. >> this is not some washington commission. this is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside. this is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now. >> reporter: much of the political focus so far has been on gun legislation. >> we have failed our children. >> reporter: today, senator barbara boxer is suggesting a different route beefing up school security. >> what it would do, it would help schools use the existing program to provide schools with more resources to install tip lines, surveillance equipment, secured entrances, metal detectors and other important safety measures. >> i think it's a wonderful idea that the federal is looking to expand funding for school security. >> reporter: ken trump says af
remarkable adults. >> as president obama addressed the crowd at sandy hook high school last night. >> i can only hope it helps for you to know -- >> he said he spoke for all parents. >> -- that you're not alone in your grief. that our world too has been torn apart. that all across this land of ours, we have wept with you. >> but he also spoke as a weary leader. >> since i've been president this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. surely we can do better than this. >> and as he read the names of the 20 children who died in friday's shooting some of the 900 audience members began to cry. >> noah caroline. >> each victim was represented by a white candle that burned throughout the interfaith vigil. a ceremony diverse in voices. >> oh, god we call you by many names. ♪ >> but united in message. >> we ask god to grant those lost a special place in paradise. >> the community honored its first responders starting with emotional applause as they entered
in newtown back in class for the first time since friday. however, sandy hook elementary remains closed indefinitely. students from that school will be returning to a neighboring school. four more funerals will take place today, three services for students the fourth for a teacher vicki soto. authorities have recovered a computer belonging to suspect adam lanza, but badly damaged information is unlikely to be recovered. tahman bradley is in connecticut and reports on how the town is trying to cope. >> reporter: the town is performing a grim task. 6-year-old noah liked animals, video games and mexican food. an onlooker collapsed inside his mother moved everyone to fathers. >> she told him, i love you. >> reporter: another funeral for jack pinto, also six. >> it was just sad. heavy hearted. >> reporter: jack love the new york giants his favorite player victor cruz wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> to have my jersey be his favorite player they want to bury him with it, i told them i was honored. >> reporter: so much pain for all close to friday's shooting. governor mallo
on the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. president obama will visit with families and first responders in newtown, connecticut today. as well as attend an interfaith vigil where he will speak. federal agents plan to target gun stores and shooting ranges across connecticut in hopes of finding clues about the gunman, adam lanza. it has now been revealed that there is no link between lanza's mother and the school. contrary to earlier reports that said nancy lanza was a teacher at sandy hook elementary. rene marsh continues our coverage. >> this quiet new in town is searching for answers. >> i am also a teacher i could not know how or what she realized. >> her friend, victoria soto died protecting her students. the names and ages of the 20 children were released on saturday. one of those children is emily. >> my daughter is one of the first that would be giving her support to support. >> as we move on from what happened here, what happened to so many people let it not turn into something that defines us. something that inspires us to be better, more compassionate and more humble. >> the go
at the memorial at the base of the sandy hook christmas tree. this memorial has grown exponentially in the last few days. at the memorial, we met some sandy hook firefighters. >> we had a meeting, to talk through what we've seen. this helped. we came away feeling well. >> reporter: he said they are deeply moved by the show of support. >> i think at the end, we'll be stronger and grow as a community. >> reporter: two of the victims, the firefighters tried to help were laid to rest today. hundreds of people came together at the funeral home in newtown to say goodbye to 6- year-old football player, wrestler, and skier, jack pinto. >> it was real sad. >> reporter: flowers are in heavy demand this week for funerals and the many memorials that have popped up around town. this is alice's floorist in nearby bethel. >> you want to be able to help people at a time like this. i feel the flowers do comfort people. but this is so overwhelming. it's one of the things you read about, and it's not going to happen here. >> reporter: in the city of monroe, a middle school is going to serve as the temporary home
.m. it is raining here. and yet there are still people here at the memorial at the base of the sandy hook christmas tree. this memorial has grown exponentially in the last few days. at the memorial, we met some sandy hook firefighters. >> we had a meeting, to talk through what we've seen. this helped. we came away feeling well. >> reporter: he said they are deeply moved by the show of support. >> i think at the end, we'll be stronger and grow as a community. >> reporter: two of the victims, the firefighters tried to help were laid to rest today. hundreds of people came together at the funeral home in newtown to say goodbye to 6- year-old football player, wrestler, and skier, jack pinto. >> it was real sad. >> reporter: flowers are in heavy demand this week for funerals and the many memorials that have popped up around town. this is alice's floorist in nearby bethel. >> you want to be able to help people at a time like this. i feel the flowers do comfort people. but this is so overwhelming. it's one of the things you read about, and it's not going to happen here. >> reporter: in the city of monroe,
>> reporter: newtown is slowly trying to return to normal. some schools other than sandy hook reopened for the first time since the shooting. buses carrying children drove onto school grounds. the buses had green and white ribbons on the front, sandy hook's colors. but police kept one elementary school closed as a precaution after receiving threats. >> i will always be worried but now it's very, very bad. >> reporter: children at sandy hook have not yet returned to school. when they do, it will be at a school in the nearby town of monroe. late today the nra released its first public reaction to last week's shooting saying its members are shocked, saddened and heartbroken about the horrific senseless murders in newtown. the organization says it stands ready to make meaningful contributions to make sure it doesn't happen again. reporting live in newtown, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >> thank you. >>> meantime, new calls for gun control laws on capitol hill today. those injured in mass shootings and families of victims were in washington, d.c. to press lawmaker
are still reeling. hundreds gathered for memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did is an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday saw two more children laid to rest. 6-year-old james mattioli loved sports and math. his family called him a numbers guy. and jessica rekos loved horses. she wanted a cowgirl hat for christmas. yesterday was a day of mixed emotions for many parents and students as school reopened in newtown for everyone except the kids who attend sandy hook elementary. >> so, like, surreal. >> reporter: there were some who stayed away. >> my neighbor up the street, her kid didn't come back. >> reporter: but there was also this: smiles from children who appeared to be happy to be going back to school. the tragedy here has reopened a debate on what kind of guns should be allowed in society, with many now taking a new look
. >>> well, classes resume, schools are open again this morning in newton, except for sandy hook elementary. we have new details about the mother of the shooter in that rampage. people who knew nancy lanza say she was devoted to her children. one aunt said she would come to school and help her son who was a quiet child. many say that nancy would also help friends an traingers. in the meantime, we still know very little about why the young gunman killed children at that elementary school. the fbi said they couldn't get information from a computer at the gunman's home because he had destroyed it with either a hammer or a screwdriver before that massacre. while we're hearing stories of mostly horrifying events related to the shooting, now we're also hearing a story of how one 6-year-old managed to survive. police say a 6-year-old girl preed -- pretended to be dead and that ultimately saved her life. many experts say while she's lucky to be alive, what she saw of her classmates being killed will stay with her the rest of her life. >>> an 18-year-old in fairfield is behind bars, accused of posti
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(bells ringing) >> there you heard the bells ringing as a national moment of silence for the sandy hook elementary school. one week ago today. this is video from new town in front of the town hall where a number gathered at united methodist church. a lot of folks gathered. that is where you heard the church bells ringing. one ring for each of the 26 victims. >> again those victim lost their lives one week ago funerals still in new town one week today. >> the president says his administration has received an outpouring of support for stricter gun laws following the school shooting it in connecticut. >> he says in response to an on-line petition we hear you. the president posted this video earlier this morning. >> from all 50 states touches of thousands of people have signed petitions to take serious steps to address the epidemic of gun violence. >> i want to take a minute to respond to let you know we hear you. >> like the majority of americans i believe the second amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. we have a strong tradition of gun ownership has been handed down from
victims of the sandy hook elementary school shooting. seven year old josephine gay. joey as she was often called. loved the color purple, her i-pad, and barbie dolls. her parents said she had a zest for life. a 90 minute service was held for her saturday. with people leaving cards and notes outside the church. police officers were also there, paying their respects. and in utah. another victim of the school massacre was laid to rest. a service for six year old emilie parker was held across the street from where her parents first started dating. emile was buried next to her grandfather. he died just a few months ago. residents of ogden, utah tied pink ribbons around trees to show their support. pink was emilie's favorite color. >> as newtown held funerals, one after another, all week long, one radio station in town became a shoulder to cry on for many locals. "chaz and a-j in the morning" is usually a fun and light-hearted start to the morning. but in the days since the shootings, hundreds of people have called in to share tears, memories and advice about moving on. >> we like to call it a
is at sandy hook elementary school in honor of the 20 children and six adults killed there. exactly one week ago it was 9:30 connecticut time when the shooting started happening at that sandy hook elementary school. there are obviously no remarks scheduled for this memorial at this church. we saw three people ringing the bell. at least two clergy member there is. and states are taking part in a moment of silence as well. including colorado, oregon, and nevada. governor jerry brown in fact asked all californians to pause and reflect at this moment. president obama and the first lady also observing moments of silence from the white house at exactly 6:30 this friday morning. one week since the shootings at sandy hook elementary school. another interesting development that could happen right now. traffic on the internet is expected to plummet. gun control supporters created the website calling for a web blackout. it's an online moment of silence for the newtown shooting victims. companies taking part include aol and adobe. celebrities taking part include former californian governor arnold schwar
in crisfield still suffering after hurricane sandy. that story as eyewitness news continues. >> sharon gibala here with wjz traffic control. if you're about to head out now is the time we usually start seeing delays on the road. right now over the tim. >> in for marty bass in the first warning weather center. the cold temperatures are settling in. your complete first warning weather forecast coming up. >> holiday movies are poping up all over tv. actor an dri mccarthy tells us about his. stay tuned the . >>> it is 6:30. it's a much colder morning than it's been any morning this week. that's live look at the southwest corner of the city. sharon will take care of the other roads and it's tim williams in for bernadette woods who is in for marty bass who is over at first warning weather. >> that gets us there. sure does. today our temperatures are on the cold side. we're looking at 28 degrees starting off. 24 now in oakland 29 elkin, 3 1 on the shore. our forecast high today in the mid 40s which is right on target for our normal high for this date which is around 47. your complete updated first w
sandy and the fiscal cliff. 146,000 jobs have been added. and the unemployment rate fell to a four year low of 7.7% from 7.9% in october. coming up at 6:00 we look at one bay area industry where just having a job creates jobs. the impact one worker can have on the economy . >> authorities are serging for a 63 year old woman who is missing. they say she caulk r walked away from her home around 1:00 a.m. . >> here in the bay area and around the world, people are marking the day, 71 years after the attack on pearl harbor. . >> here at the top of the mount, you can see something that happens just once a year, the beacon is lit up to commemorate pearl harbor day. it was an early day for survivors in alameda. the memories are still fresh for the men that were there. >> i saw that first or the pediatric doe drop --. >> i felt six hit the port side of my ship, tore a big hole in there. . >> 94 year old george larson was in the coast forward that day and saw the planes. >> one flew right over me but 200 feet above me. i could count the rifts on the lane. >> 71 years later, larson feelts
's attention, but the same total loss of life at sandy hook happens more than twice every day all year long. this is personal for me, not just because the mall shooter was in my district, but i had a high school friend who was killed with a random freak drive-by shooting, my brother took his life with a handgun as a young man. i supported gun provisions at the state and federal level at every opportunity. it might be different now. not just because the horrific image of parade of funerals for children, i submit mayor bloomberg's advocacy for gun safety and mayors who brare the brunt of the gun violence. i welcome the president's leadership and will support any reform that he advances. but i would urge my colleagues to read the columns in the "sunday times" by my fellow oregon ann, nick, and another in "washington post." they demonstrate, we know what works. there are examples around the work. even in america with lax weak gun protections there are in fact some regulations in some places and they make a difference. let's treat gun violence like any public health crisis which i would say losi
news. we talked every day this week since the tragedy of sandy hook elementary school last friday, talking every day this week about the need to do something about gun control. and not just after sandy hook but sandy hook seems to be the tipping point after so many of the other mass cars because you saw these 6-year-old kids, angels taken away. let's talk about that. yesterday, expressing a little frustration over president obama not being very specific, yesterday, later in the day, we got some good news on several fronts in this effort to respond to the gun violence in this country in an intelligent and across-the across-the-board way. let me tell you about a couple of things that happened. maybe you don't know. one of the big prior to equity firms, serberus said they were going to drop sell, get rid of the freedom group. the freedom group includes bushmaster, incorporated, whatever it is, the people who make the bushmast ter assault rifle. they got a call from the california teachers association which has a huge huge pension program, and they tol
for a once in a lifetime concert to benefit victims of hurricane sandy. last night's 12-12-12 concert ran so long it became the 12-13-12 concert. jeff glor is here with the highlights. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: charlie, good morning touchlt it seemed like everything about the night was big. the length of the concert, nearly six hours. the list of performers, 17. promoters are hoping the biggest number of all is the amount of money raised. >> this has got to be the largest collection of old english musicians ever in mad 17 square garden. >> reporter: mick jagger was right, but it wasn't just englishmen performing at last night's concert for sandy relief. the stage was full of artists and presenters who grew up in sandy's path. >> my city, new york city. ♪ put your cell phones in the air ♪ ♪ we can celebrate love >> i'm here to talk to you about seaside heights. >> long island. >> i was born in brooklyn. >> staten island. >> the good part, not the wootang part. >> we're just too mean to lay down and die. ♪ >> reporter: an epic lineup for an historic show. ♪ only the good die y
of friday's tragedy at sandy hook elementary school. vice president biden is going to be in charge. at the same time, the administration says it is now fully supportive of senator dianne feinstein's plans to sponsor legislation that would ban certain assault weapons and is also open to getting behind policies that would limit high-capacity magazines and also close gun show loopholes. >>> meanwhile, the national rifle association which has been silent since friday says it is going to hold a major press conference this coming friday. it released its first statement yesterday saying that it was shocked, sadden and heartbroken by the murders in newtown and says it has been laying low out of respect for the families. and as a matter of common decency. the gun lobby is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this kind of tragedy doesn't happen again. we don't know yet what that means. we're back with more steph after the break. stay with us. jennifer >>>> it's these "talking points" that the right have about "th
murdered at sandy hook are being remembered here. long lines outside now a painful sight, all too common in this town. >> tragedy landed here and it's our job to take care of what had to be done. that's what we would do. >> the calls with the families, difficult beyond words. >> many of the children had favorite hobbies. one girl loved horses and animals and one wanted to be a vet. boy was the giants fan. >> started by his grandfather more than 100 years ago, this faun rule home is where he grew up, but he has never seen anything as tragic as this. >> i have read that you called this the week from hell. >> yes, it is the week from hell, but we will get through it. >> the innocence was taken away from them. that makes it very, very difficult for us to deal with. >> pasqualy runs the funeral association and gathered 100 volunteers to help with the funerals. >> mentally how do you prepare to talk with the families? >> knowing that you have a roll to play to assist them in helping them say goodbye to their little girl. it's very, very difficult. in the evening when you go home, you deal with
near sandy hook elementary school rang its bell 26 times for those killed their last friday. connecticut's governor stood with local and state treeders on the steps of town hall with their heads bowed in a moment of silence. this was held at exactly 6:30 a.m. pacific time which is when the massacre started at sandy hook elementary. we're waiting to find out how much internet use was down that morning. and they were also calling for an online blackout. companies taking part included aol and adobe. arnold schwarzenegger, joe montana and jack dorsey, twitter founder participated as well. coming up at 7:16. we'll show you a video posted online by president obama this morning. at 7:17 a letter first lady michelle obama wrote to the people of newtown, connecticut and then at 7:45, the nr will have a press -- nra will have a press conference. >>> john boehner is speaking at the capitol. we're there live. here is taking questions at a live news -- from a live news conference. >> are you willing to give the president a proposal -- >> the president and i had a series of conversations
, outside the wake of sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. and there was this. hundreds of firefighters standing at attention at the funeral of 7-year-old daniel barden, who wanted to be one of them when he grew up. today, vice president joe biden will begin meeting with law enforcement officials to discuss how to prevent another tragedy like newtown. we're going to have more on those talks coming up in just a moment. >>> and new concerns about marijuana and prescription drug use among teens this morning. a new survey finds 23% of high school seniors now admit smoking pot in the last month alone. 7% say they smoke it every day. and 1 in 12 teens now admits to using the stimulant adderall, which treats attention deficit disorder. a significant increase from just three years ago. >>> and finally, a $500 million mystery this morning after a whole lot more than a prayer was left at jerusalem's holiest of sites. a visitor at the famed western wall found an envelope, you guys. it was filled with more than 500 checks, each written for $1 million. the checks were signed but not
. >> we definitely look guard to having a real actual legal marriage. definitely. >> chris and sandy say they have been through this twice now. they married in 2004 when the city and down i have to san francisco began issuing marriage licenses. but after they exchanged their vows they were notified their marriage had been voided. in 2008 they didn't larry for fear it would be revoked. they were right. six months later prop 8 passed. so now they wait again. this time with hope. >> today is a great day because we can see the potential for a really good outcome, but there is also the possibility of something different happening. so, we have to continue to temper our hopes and dreams a little longer. >> reporter: the supreme court will likely hear the arguments in march and have a decision by the end of june. there are nine justices. it is entirely possible they have nine differ opinions. one thing is for sure, this is an historic moment. juliette goodrich, cbs 5. >>> not only will the supreme court hear the prop 8 case but also a challenge to the national defense of marriage act. >> they've
lost many friends and collegues that day. he says the massacre at sandy hook elementary brings up those painful memories from nearly 20 years ago. >> what is disappointing to me is we are 20 years removed and it is still happening. and it is happening more frequently now and it is seen to be accepting. as the regular course of events and that is a huge failure! >>reporter: after the incident at 101 california sheldon and other survivors formed the law center to prevent gun violence. tuesday they wrote this letter to the president obama urging stronger gun control lawsincluding the reinstatment of the federal ban on assault weapons. >> i have been in a building that was under attack if that ever happens again i hope that there is less of a chance for a person that might knock on my door and it will able to shoot 30 rounds%. >>reporter: he hopes that the mass murders in conneticutserves as the tipping point to move this country in a safer direction. >> somebody killer in 21st graders somebody telling them in a safe community in connecticut that tested get somebody going? if that does not
in newtown, connecticut. and a full week since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school. and today, the country will stop to remember. at 9:30 this morning, people here in newtown will stop what they're doing and observe a moment of silence to mark one week since a shooter killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school. then the church bells will ring again signifying another funeral for another child. pablo carmona attended the funeral of his friend and fellow boy scout benjamin wheeler. >> i don't really know why he had to die. but it's very sad. >> reporter: catherine hubbard liked to ride horses and allison wyatt wanted to become an artist. >> my husband asked me has this rocked your faith in god? and i said absolutely not. but it's done a few things about my faith in human beings. >> reporter: the outpouring of love and emotions for the families of the victims extends far beyond this memorial in newtown, something emilie parker's family found out when they took her body home to utah. [ inaudible ] [ crying ] >> reporter: robby parker the father of 6-year-old victim emilie pa
later this week. sandy hook elementary school remains a crime scene and it is not known if it will ever reopen. one of the questions the biggest question is why. why did the gunman strike this particular school? why did he use such violence to kill the children? they are hoping to find some answers when they get a chance to talk to two of the staff members who survived the shooting. live in newtown, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >>> randall, have investigators learned anything as to how adam lanza gained access to these high powered ammunition? >> reporter: we know that his mother obtained those weapons legally. they were applied for. she had to fill out a lot of paperwork to get them. we don't know whether she kept locked. we don't know whether he had permission to use them whenever he wanted to. we know she took him with her to shooting ranges several times over the course of the past several years. today we learned from investigators that both adam lanza and his mother had made visits to multiple gun ranges. so obviously, he was familiar with weapons with his mother
except for sandy hook elementary students. monday, supplies and equipment were moved to a school in a neighboring town where sandy hook students will eventually return to class. >> we really need to lead with love and that's what i'm seeing our community do. we're putting our arms around people. >> reporter: it's still unknown why the 20-year-old gunman opened fire at the elementary school. authorities are analyzing evidence, interviewing witnesses, and looking at the shooter's smashed home computer hoping to find answers. >> we know as investigators that the people in connecticut, the people of this town of newtown, want to know what happened. we are going to do that. we are going to provide them any and all information. we'll paint a crystal clear picture as much as we possibly can. >> reporter: in response to the shooting here in newtown, connecticut, dick's a sporting good retailer has decided to remove all guns from stores nearest to newtown. they also say they plan on suspending the sale of certain semi-automatic rifles nationwide. reporting in newtown, connecticut, i'm ren
on capitol hill. it's a gorgeous place. and tonight one of the m victims of superstorm sandy has some of the top names in music. as jeff glor reports, the cause hits home for many of them. >> i've never seen anything remotely close to what hurricane sandy was. >> reporter: sandy was a worth-case scenario storm. millions lost power, thousands lost homes, and over 130 people lost their lives. new jersey new york and connecticut were the hardest hit. they're also home to some of the biggest names in music. >> i was here during the storm. it was scary. >> to witness my city and the tri-state area really going through something where nobody could control it. >> this was just complete and entire buildings washed away into the sea. >> reporter: 121212, the concert for sandy relief at madison square garden is being called one of the biggest music events of all time. >> we called bruce springsteen and paul mccartney and they said yes immediately. >> reporter: the last time producers managed to bring this many big names together, it was after 9/11. ♪ i've seen the li
people are pauseing to remember those kill in the sandy hook elementary school shooting. more than 200 people attended a mass at oakland's catholic cathedral. many parents brought their children and the names of the victims were read allowed. the archbishop placed a wreath outside with a rose for each life lost. the outmoring for grief is being felt in fairfield where the temple on rockdale is hosting a vigil, temple leaders opening the doors to anyone that needs a place for those to march. >> people gathered to help in the healing from last week's shooting. it was part of an emotional day and a new vow from president obama for changes to america's gun policies. ♪ amazing grace, how sweet the sound ♪ beautiful music to help heal a hurting community, these are images from tribute to newtown an event organized by nearby communities. >> standing together, dreaming together. praying together. and building together. there can be a tomorrow, a and newtown can live again and rise from its ashes and began again. >> earlier wednesday the heart- wrenching funerals carried on and the car car
a big hug and a kiss, you know. >> reporter: for students at sandy hook elementary classes won't resume until january. in an empty school being renovated nearby. their own building is still an active crime scene and may never be reopened. tuesday morning funerals were held for 6-year-old james mattioli who loved cuddling with his mom at the end of the day. and jessica rekos, who so loved horses. she had just asked santa for a new cowgirl hat. today there will be services for teacher vicki soto and principal dawn hochsprung. victims who are being hailed as heroes for their actions. but healing is a long way off. newtown assistant fire chief ray corbo was among the first on the scene last friday. in the quiet moments what do you think about? >> the families of these poor, innocent children. what they have to go through. burials and funerals. >> reporter: for the first responders who saw so much, there is so little to say. >> sorry that we couldn't help more. >> reporter: as for the investigation, there's still no motive. authorities say the shooter, adam lanza, so badly damaged the comput
of silence to mark the one week point since a shooter killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school. [ bells ] >> reporter: then the church bells will ring signifying another funeral for another child. pablo carmona attended the funeral of his friend and fellow boy scout benjamin wheeler. >> i don't really know why he had to die. but it's very sad. >> reporter: catherine hubbard liked to ride horses and allison wyatt wanted to become an artist. >> my husband asked me last night, he said, has this rocked your faith in god? and i said, absolutely not. but it has done a few things about my faith in human beings. >> reporter: the outpouring of love and emotions for the families of the victims extends far beyond this memorial in newtown something emilie parker's family found out when they took her body home to ogden, utah. >> a lot of you guys don't even know who she is. a lot of you never even met her. [ crying ] >> reporter: the father of 6- year-old victim emilie parker tried to thank the hundreds who showed up for her memorial service. >> i'm so thankful for everybody that's here. [
tried to ban it and also the response to super storm sandy. what residents are saying about the help from fema... >> stormtracker 4, light scattered rainfall but the heaviest is yet to come. oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. life at the edge of a sinkhole: >> you just feel so bad ... because of everything you've built up >> we will take you live to lafayette, where a neighborhood threat is expanding as a new storm approaches. it a race against the clock and the weather.... as crews struggle to repair a massive sinkhole in lafayette! a collapsed storm drain created the hole on sunday. workers say, before they can repair the drain and fill the sinkhole.. the damaged pipe needs to be dug out and removed. that is w
billion package that includes money for hurricane sandy victims as well as tracking and cleaning up debris from the japanese tsunami in 2011. debris has washed up along the pacific shoreline much of it in alaska. >>> another big penalty for another big international bank. swiss banking giant ubs will reportedly pay more than $1 billion to settle charges it manipulated benchmark interest rates in england. the rates serve as the basis for trillions of dollars in loans. regulators in the united states and britain are expected to announce the settlement early next week. >>> and a san mateo-based company did well with its initial public offering on the nasdaq exchange. solarcity's stock rows more than 30% after the company went public yesterday. it set its price at $8 a share. that got up to $10.60 during the trading session. >>> and one out of every five americans dreads holiday shopping. some haven't even started. consumer reports found some people hate the lines and crowds the most. the survey also found the majority of people prefer cash over gift cards. cash is king. >> i have started just
a special trip to new jersey hit hard by superstorm sandy. >> obviously, it was a lot of economic devastation. and we wanted to just see what we could do to help inspire other people to give a little bit more. >> holy cow, santa, thank you! >> that's so nice. as for the source of the cash, santa says it's private money but beyond that he is keeping that secret. >> no word as to whether he is heading west? >> no. [ laughter ] >>> here's some good news. buried alive in an avalanche. a happy ending. a 20-year-old skier is alive thanks to a quick-thinking survival trick. she and her friend were skiing on crystal mountain in washington state this week when an avalanche broke under them. her friend escapes but emily found herself under three feet of snow. >> i was able to free my left arm a little bit to kind of scoop snow away from my mouth and so i made a little air pocket. i prayed a lot. and just sat there and waited to be rescued. >> didn't have to wait long. she was trapped in the snow for 15 minutes before the ski patrol found her and pulled her out. >>> now let's go to where th
. as three more students and a teacher who all died in the massacre at sandy hook elementary. were laid to rest. one of those victims. 27-year- old victoria soto. died while shielding children from the gunfire. her family says, she was committed to her students. earlier tonight. members of several nearby communities gathered at western connecticut state university in danbury. for the "tribute to new town". a special event of support for the grieving town. in his initial remarks about the shooting which took the lives of 20-school children. president obama promised meaningful action to prevent gun violence. today. he took the first step toward that goal. grant lodes is standing by with more on that. grant ? return to index of stories... president obama talking tough this morning.about the need to reduce gun voilence.especially mass shootings like the one we just saw. and today we learned vice president joe biden will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendations to the president. issues likey to be at the forefront.military-style assault weapons, high capacity
inside sandy hook elementary school. there was also a funeral in new hampshire for nancy lanza, the mother and first victim of gunman adam lanza. seth doane is in newtown where more funerals for the victims will be held this morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie and good morning to our viewers in the west. across the country, governors and mayors have called for a special day of mourning and a moment of silence to mark one week since this tragedy. >> it sucks. there's no reason for us to be here tonight. >> reporter: expressions of disbelief and grief echoed across the country. robbie parker father of first grader emilie parker spoke at her memorial service held thursday night, where pink ribbons line roadways. >> you slowly begin to realize even though this is such a personal and internal thing for us, i started to really feel how much it touched everybody everywhere. >> reporter: in newtown, motorcades and funeral processions continue to jam its small streets. everywhere every hour it seems another group salutes yet another victim. [ b
about the budget stalemate in washington delayed by superstorm sandy and depressed by the connecticut school shooting. retailers hope today will make up for that many federal workers have more time to shop, president obama gave them today off, many government offices are closed. financial markets closing early as are most post offices. the hobbit topped box office again for the second straight weekend, it took in 37 million dollars more than double any other movie even though many did their last minute shopping instead that's . >>> just about 5:14 thank you spore spending your christmas eve with us. live look towards san francisco, beautiful lights, bay, rain is going to take a break for a while because we had a gully-washer over the weekend. more about weather and traffic coming up. >>> u.s. senator free on bond in morning after being arrested on drunk driving charges near washington, d.c.. police in virginia say they stopped idaho republican michael crapo after he ran a red light. he failed a field sobriety test and booked into jail released on $1,000 bond he will be back in court j
of the 20 children and 6 adults at the sandy hook elementary school has already trying he would action to reduce gun violence and save lives. there was over $100,000 for a gun buy-back. >> even if you get one off the street it's one less chance of it getting into the wrong hands. >> gun reform reunited from a proposal from the nra to station armed guards at every school in the country. >> the only thing that is stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> several school districts already have armed officers in their schools. chuck sievertson, abc news, new york. >> as the nation searches for ways to prevent mass shootings, abc this week takes on the gun debate. this morning at 8:00 the head of the nra's national school shield program, former congressman and dea administrator hutchinson defends the gun lobby's controversial proposal to make schools safer. don't miss "this week" with george stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 here on abc7. >> saint anthony's is holding their curbside donation drive. yesterday people dropped off bags and hand-knitted mitt tense and carves were ava
! >>> in connecticut today funerals took place for two 6-year-old victims of the sandy hook elementary school massacre, now, we're learn morgue about the killer from a former friend. ways freshman where lanza was a sophomore, both members of the tech club. >> very intelligent person. just like the way he acted around other people was just very with draub drawn, and just quiet. he had a nerd look. like you know khaki pants, belt, tucked in shirt. he had little computer hit. -- kit like a brief case instead of a backpack and a pocket protector. at one point he was a good kid. the event he did that day, may have been evil. before then, he -- he was just another kid. >> he says he lost touch when lanza left high school for home schooling. >> officials in texas including the governor, rick pee$ prevent school shootings. governor perry says knee jerk gun control legislation snot the answer. he thinks teachers should be allowed to carry weapons as long as they have proper training. >> good if you go through the process skpru been dually backgrounded and trained and you're a concealed handgun license carrying
-drawn karen. the deaths of the 20 children and 6 adults at the sandy hook elementary school has already trying he would action to reduce gun violence and save lives. there was over $100,000 for a gun buy back. >> even if you get one off the street it's one less chance of it getting into the wrong hands. >> gun reform reunited from a proposal to station armed guards at every school in the country. >> the only thing that is stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> only school districts already have armed officers in their schools. chuck southeast son, abc news, new york. >> so as the nation searches for ways to prevent mass shootings, abc this week takes on the gun debate. this morning at 8:00 the head of the nra's national school she would program, former congressman and dea administrator hutchinson defends the gun lobby's controversial proposal to make schools safer. don't miss this week with george stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 here on abc7. >> the family of apple founder steve jobs lost the fighting over an his yacht. it is over an unpaid bill. this is what the high-tech ya
, corrina abc 7 news. >>> nice to see that young man smile. great story. >> experience is off. sandy is here and she has stuff to talk about tonight on live doppler 7 hd. >> radar on mt. st. helens that picking up lightning strike off the coast and so it may get intense in the next couple hours. certainly going into the early morning hours live look right now from high definition sutro camera. we have some rain out there. it's not everywhere. but the thing i'm concerned about is the lightning. let's check out live doppler 7 hd writ now and the last time i saw this happen where numerous lightning strike were showing up off the coast we saw many of those thunderstorms roll on shore so i'm just giving awe warning in the next couple hours. the strike here could result in thunderstorms overland and these strikes right here are just about 109 miles away from the coast line. i am watching them for you and you should be careful out there. now the rainfall at this point is moderate to heavy just northwest of healed burg in the hills there. east bay community we are getting some moder
, and hurricane sandy. >>> we don't have to search for sal castaneda we know he's right over there. he knows about our commute. >> absolutely. i can give you timely traffic information dave and everyone. good morning, to you. let's take a look at what we have here on northbound 280 getting up to 880 the traffic looks pretty good coming through. and 101 also looks good. you still have a are little window of opportunity i should say driving through. if you are driving from hayward to fremont this morning a little bit of slowing on 880. 580 is still looking pretty good coming into livermore and 680 from concord to walnut creek still relatively light. >>> cloudy skies. mostly cloudy skies. a really weak system is dropping by. there could be very light rain. but the cold air is trapped. it will be a very cool day. cloudy, mostly cloudy. highs low 50s for many. >>> time now 6:27. a huge fire in fremont devastated a family owned machine shop. we will bring now a live update on the damage and when the company plans to get back to business. >>> we're live in vallejo where police are warning shoppers about
will be performing a concert in new york's madison square garden. that's for victims of hurricane sandy. this is the last time we we'll see a sequential day, month and year in our lifetime. the next time will be 98 years from now, in the year 2110 on 10/10/10. >>> we want to mention quickly that the accident on the san mateo bridge sal was telling us about is clear now. i'm looking at our ktvu.com traffic report t looks a little slow in the westbound -- report. it looks a little slow in the westbound direction. >>> was it justified? the man accused of pushing another man in the path of a subway? he may have an explanation. >>> and all of the squid beaching themselves on the coast in santa cruz. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another st
entered the sandy hook elementary school in newtown. a photo shows students being led out of school by adults. the report is the shooter is dead. other reports say the school principal may have been shot. >>> south carolina needs a new senator. the governor has chosen five possible candidates. she could make history by picking the first black or female senator. nancy cordes looks at one surprising name of the list the former first lady. >> jenny sanford's turn in the national spotlight began with the personal failing of her husband, governor mark sanford. >> i've been unfaithful to my wife. >> reporter: what made jenny sanford stand apart was that she did not stand by herman. at that press conference or in the days that followed as she was asked routinely about their future. >> his career right now is the least of my concerns. my important job right now is our children. >> reporter: sanford divorced her husband, wrote a memoir and spoke openly about her ordeal. she never showed an interest in entering politics herself which is why many were surprised when
. >>> the community of newtown will say good-bye to six more victims of the sandy hook school tragedy today. >>> vice president joe biden is getting right to business with his first meeting today as he searches for ways to tighten gun control laws. >> this time the words need to lead to action. >>> a daring prison escape in downtown chicago. two inmates escaped a high-rise prison with a rope made of bedsheets. >>> bullet proof backpacks cost up to $300. >> very entertaining. >> somewhere clark griswold is going, perfection." >> this is a ridge of high pressure. i just popped a button. >>> miss universe 2012 is -- usa! >>> and all that matters. >> some who have made that list yours truly, that ought to tell you something right there regarding the credence that we should give "time" magazine. >> on "cbs this morning." >> i was named man of the year by "waste of time" magazine. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." there are now 12 days to the fiscal cliff deadline and there is no deal between the white house and congressional republicans. >> in fact
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